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Meaning of JURY

Pronunciation:  'jûree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law
  2. [n]  a committee appointed to judge a competition
 

JURY is a 4 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: panel
 
 See Also: blue ribbon jury, body, commission, committee, court, grand jury, hung jury, judicature, juror, juryman, jurywoman, petit jury, petty jury, special jury, tribunal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ju"ry\, a. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Naut.)
    For temporary use; -- applied to a temporary contrivance.
    
    {Jury mast}, a temporary mast, in place of one that has been
       carried away, or broken.
    
    {Jury rudder}, a rudder constructed for temporary use.
    
    
  2. \Ju"ry\, n.; pl. {Juries}. [OF. jur['e]e an assize, fr.
    jurer to swear, L. jurare, jurari; akin to jus, juris, right,
    law. See {Just},a., and cf. {Jurat}, {Abjure}.]
    1. (Law) A body of men, usually twelve, selected according to
       law, impaneled and sworn to inquire into and try any
       matter of fact, and to render their true verdict according
       to the evidence legally adduced. See {Grand jury} under
       {Grand}, and {Inquest}.
    
             The jury, passing on the prisoner's life. -- Shak.
    
    2. A committee for determining relative merit or awarding
       prizes at an exhibition or competition; as, the art jury
       gave him the first prize.
    
    {Jury of inquest}, a coroner's jury. See {Inquest}.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a jury in your dream, suggests that you are placed under scrutiny by others. You feel that others are judging you and your actions. Dreaming that you are part of a jury indicates that tend to past judgment on others.
 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: A certain number of men and women selected according to law and sworn to try a question of fact or indict a person for public offense.
 

 

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